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05/3/2017 | Organizing for Environmental Justice

The High Costs of Florida's Energy Infrastructure

The massive infrastructure required for the consumption, production and distribution of energy in Florida (including extraction sites, pipelines, compressor stations, and processing and refining sites) carries enormous risks for the health and safety of those who live nearby. Each year, Florida’s energy industry pumps out thousands of metric tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, toxic emissions that can damage lungs and lead to chronic respiratory illness.